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First Aid Teams Set to Improve Heart Attack Survival with Pocket Manual

October 31, 2013 9:30 am | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | News | Comments

First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help ...

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Evaluating Live 3D Holographic Imaging in Interventional Cardiology

October 31, 2013 9:25 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips and RealView Imaging Ltd. today announced that they have completed a clinical study that has demonstrated the feasibility of using an innovative live 3D holographic visualization and interaction technology to ...    

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Next-Generation Sequencing for Patients with Advanced Cancers

October 31, 2013 9:15 am | by Steve Yozwiak, The Translational Genomics Research Institute | News | Comments

A pilot study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare shows that, even for patients with advanced and rapidly transforming cancer, researchers can ...  

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Debiotech and AWAK Enter into Joint Agreement for the Development and Manufacturing of a Novel Miniaturized Home Hemodialysis Machine

October 31, 2013 8:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Debiotech SA, Switzerland, and AWAK Technologies Pte Ltd., Singapore, announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement regarding the development and manufacturing of a novel miniaturized Home Hemodialysis machine...

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DJO Surgical, a DJO Global Company, Announces the First Match Point System™ Shoulder Surgeries

October 31, 2013 7:35 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today announced the first surgical uses of its Match Point System™ patient-specific shoulder instrumentation in...

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Excellent 1-Year Safety and Efficacy Results for the CE-Marked Fully Bioresorbable DESolve Novolimus Eluting Coronary Scaffold System

October 31, 2013 7:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of products that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced excellent one-year results from the DESolve Nx international pivotal clinical trial for the CE...  

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ViaFit Collaborates on Customized Dynamic Arm

October 30, 2013 4:51 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ViaFit Precision Orthotics & Prosthetics recently partnered with Ottobock to customize and fit their revolutionary prosthetic device, the Dynamic Arm, for a patient with a rare forequarter amputation. This uncommon amputation involves the loss...

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New Study Compares Provisional & Two-Stent Strategies for Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

October 30, 2013 4:10 pm | by Cardiovascular Research Foundation | News | Comments

A new clinical trial shows that a two-stent technique for treatment of bifurcation lesions with a large stenotic side branch was not associated with significant improved outcomes compared to a provisional stenting approach. The findings from the Nordic-Baltic Bifurcation IV study were presented today at the 25th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium.

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First Aid Teams Set to Improve Heart Attack Survival with Pocket Manual

October 30, 2013 4:05 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the European Society of Cardiology to help first aid teams across Europe make the best decisions in seconds after a heart attack.

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Bionic Hand Designed & 3D Printed in Bedroom

October 30, 2013 4:01 pm | by BBC News | Videos | Comments

A young engineer based near Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand in his bedroom. Roboticist Joel Gibbard, 23, developed the prosthetic using parts made on ...            

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Better Use of Lighting in Hospital Rooms May Improve Patients' Health

October 30, 2013 4:00 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

A new study suggests that changing the lighting patterns in hospital rooms so that they're more aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles could help patients feel better with less fatigue and pain. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the findings point to a simple and inexpensive way to potentially improve patient care.

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Joystick Advances Independent Voting

October 30, 2013 3:57 pm | by Andy Henion, Michigan State University | News | Comments

A voting joystick created at Michigan State University could eventually enable people with dexterity impairments, senior citizens and others to exercise their right to cast ballots independently. On Nov. 5, many will vote absentee – or skip voting altogether – because of ...

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Novel Technique for Suturing Tissue-Engineered Collagen Graft Improves Tendon Repair

October 30, 2013 3:53 pm | by Vicki Cohn, BioResearch Open Access | News | Comments

The repair of ruptured tendons often requires the use of a graft to bridge gaps between the torn tendon and bone. A tissue-engineered collagen graft can reduce the complications associated with other types of tendon grafts, but ...   

Four Myths About Melanoma

October 30, 2013 3:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

When it comes to melanoma and other skin cancers, misconceptions abound. It is important to understand what will help prevent them and what might actually increase a person's risk. Here are four common myths related to melanoma and other...

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Spring-Energized Seals and Bearings Significantly Lower Cost

October 30, 2013 2:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Saint-Gobain Seals Group was recently selected to supply OmniSeal spring-energized seals and Rulon bearings for use in high-performance clinical chemical analyzer systems. Chemical analyzers are used in a variety of professions such as medicine and forensics and in such industries as environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agricultural, consumer products, and food and beverage.

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